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oh, no, erroneous. going everybody >> good evening. >> how is everybody doing. >> my name is a emily i'm side executive director san francisco on the statute of women and welcome to the launch of the 2013 domestic violence awareness month. i'm so pleased to be here joined by so many city leader. as you know october commemorates the domestic violence. and mayor lee is going to talk about some effort to end domestic violence. i want to share with you why everyone has a purple glow stick. as you know purple is the color representing domestic violence awareness and soo soon, we'll be lighting up city hall in purple
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for the fritter ever. an idea brought to us by our policy director where is he? but why the color purple. coloring to a french color historian the citizens of ancient lebanon cloefrd a dloefrd a source called purple the sea snail which produced a juice that had remarkable props it turned light and green then violet and then a red which turned darker and darker. the process had to be stopped at the exactly the right time to
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obtain the desired color so it was derived from electronics formative anchors. the beginning of a transformer active process that can lead to an escape. domestic violence last year in san francisco over 50 crisis calls picture day and 15 thousand per year. our direct services represented by the folks here. they touched almost 20 thousand individuals and provided nearly 40 thousand hours of supportive services. and while the chief of police say to be congratulated the number of domestic violence cases reviewed by the police department remains on unanimous average of 4 thousand cases per
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year. any one of which can become a homicide that. while we're waiting for the mirror mayor, i want to introduce da gas begun >> thank you emily. thank you good evening, everyone. this is a very important moment to come together and sclbt r celebrate the deliberately achievement we'll collectively endangerment in the area of preventing domestic violence. it's also important for us to continue to work together and recognize the problem is very much alive. domestic violence has no boundaries. it doesn't motivator about your economic challenges how will
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with or not educated you are or your ethnic background. the fact that it touches everyone. countless women in our society have lost their lives. i'm proud to be here but to hear 1340 sobering statistics women under the angel of 50 are likely to die as of domestic invention. 22 percent of women across the nation report obeying being a victim of domestic violence. we can walk any town in this country today and one out of 3 homes will have some form of domestic violence. so while we have made tremendous progress in reducing domestic violence and certainly my office
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has worked with many of you i think it's important to also stop and recognize that our work is not done. i want to also make several announcements i think i'm pleased to say this year are the assistance of the commission on the states of women we are that able to get a grant to a build upon our work to continue to improve the quality of work especially with more victims people that don't speak lecturing english and members of the lgbt community. i want to thank the mayor and the board of supervisors and i want to thank the deposition violence community to conspire that our office was staffed properly. today for the first time in
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history we have a stand alone unit that deals with domestic violence that is self-contained we have argue parallels and our versus and our lawyers all working together. navigate those men marshall kline is with us and he's incredibly committed to the day to say we no longer have domestic violence in our community. so - (clapping) so today let's celebrate all the wonderful work that's been done by let's not forget there's a lot of work to be done. there's still too many women and young imperials who are afraid to come forward. as long as there's a victim out there we're surviving as a community >> (clapping) >> thank you very much district
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attorney. we're so fortunate to have our mayor, mayor lee who's commitment to ending domestic violence to stop. he holds his service to the history regards he has said 90 through those there's no room to domestic violence in san francisco. he's put his money where his money is he was vested $3 million to services against deposition violation. $42 million in shelters and hotlines and social services for women of domestic violence. please join me many welcoming mayor ed lee
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(clapping) >> thank you emily for that introduction. good evening, everyone. welcome to the steps of city hall and thank you all of you for coming together to shine a light on domestic violence. of course, i want to thank our da wheeze who's here and the board of supervisors who are standing behind me. the advocates against domestic violence and all the different departments that are working together. i want you to see those signs bus they represent the things that we are are doing in san francisco.
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(clapping) to provide her with the official proclamation i give this to this lady thank you for your leadership (clapping) another round of applause for our mayor. thank you very much mr. mayor. next i want to bring up the
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commissioner on the status of women and other commissioners please come up to the podium. >> going san francisco team against domestic violence. yes, that's all of us as the mayor says it takes us all. i serve agency the chair of the justice oversight panel a subcommittee on the status of women. i'm joined by my fellow commissioners on the status of women. president nancy
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this 40 months where we have no domestic homicides in san francisco. we put certainty policies in place. it doesn't happen by happenstance. certainty policies and systems in place for domestic violence survivors. those 40 reforms as the mayor mentioned make sure that you hold those sizes up out towards our community so folks can see what we are up to make sure that those policies are enacted. many of those reforms come from the justice oversight panel that
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was created in 2002 human resources after the murder of joyce to improve san francisco's - we have antonio please give him an applause he's a valued partner. and bevly a giant champion in this quest and debeyond robert of moorey elizabeth and a also one of our community leaders activists on the issue of domestic violence mr. mel
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perkins is she here today. and certainly another towering finger kathy black is the executive director one of our most cherished institutes fighting domestic violence and last but not least our friend and fellow advocate kim tyson from the bay legal aid even if ken is not here let's make sure we give him the deserved applause. so oversight panel conducted a safety audit that showed any things among the reforms that's demonstrated here today are several efforts to close the
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gaps. for example, san francisco as trained police officers and probation officer officers and judges. for limited english speaking and immigrant survivors who are particularly victimized we have expanded those to immigrant community and two trained first responder in the vocabulary of domestic violence and 3 provide telephone interpretation and smart phone with translation software to police officers. we'll hear a little bit about that from our famous chief. we recognize the domestic violence survivors need many different options and some don't feel comfortable users our judicious system so we have a
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need not of community agencies again who are slnt here we partner with in servicing survivors and their families and children. we're assuring accountability for visitor by striking e strictly auditing the program. finally, there's we'll have about that noisy be noisy with me now and persistent and we'll end not only homicides but end-all domestic violence in our city. thank you for being here today (clapping) >> thank you very much vice president. we'll hear from our critical partner police chief greg (clapping) >> thank you dr. as many speakers have mentioned
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and i'm going to knock wood when i hear the names of the two ladies it sends a chill because those are the ones you remember and it's been 40 most but until we're talking about 41, 60 or or never it's not going to be good enough for the police department. the police department has improved how we handle domestic violence cases. providing assessment training for officers and increasing our departments ability to talk with foreign language folks and providing officers with handheld derives r that every police officers will have a smart phone
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with google translations services and many, many, many languages. so short of having those officers be bilingual the officers will be on them every minute of everyday (clapping) >>. it is so critical for all survivors to report. 1 hundred percent of those cases will be presented to the district attorney for prosecution. it is so important f this is a sanctuary city it is a city of refuge every person in this city is safe to report recalls of standing and documentation, everybody. we've created a special victims program in the city. at the get everybody in the same
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room with the advocates they're on the fifth floor of the hall of justice it's the cleanest floor and if anybody wants to come that's a sanctuary for anyone who wants to feel safe. our crime dot warehouses has information so reoffends are not safe and will be prosecuted to the fullest and the smart phones you have to acknowledge suzette's i didn't she's noticed it a couple of our newer particulars are lacking the bumper stickers it's the only bumper sticker that's on a particular there is no excuse for domestic violence
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>> another round of applause for our police chief. next is the executive director and a member of the oversight panel a truly community leader of the community >> thank you, dr. thank you to everyone he who's here. this has been a dream of ours to have city hall glow in justice and glow in purple. thank you. thank you. we used to have about 10 homicides a year due to domestic violence and we've seen a slight reduction every year but we've heard 40 months without a known domestic homicide. it speaks to the resilience of our city per every time we've had a tragedy not only have we
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learned but we've made connections with community and families we that didn't also know. i want to say that the advocates and shelters and the legal services keep this trend going everyday. our leader at city hall our mayor and board of supervisors and mrld police departments but the real resilience of san francisco is going through o a tragedy and come back through and coming up from the ashes we've going up and down done it over and over again. i want to take this moment to introduce a family i meet. i want to say we've been joining them in correspondent ever sense the first day and usually we're in court and their victim
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advocates are there every time they have a court appearance this family has shown so much resilience and love and offered us so many opportunities to heal. they've enriched our lives and work so i want to introduce the two and they'll talk about what they've experienced and how their resilience has healed them. thank you (clapping) >> good evening. first of all, i want to thank bevly for visiting us out i don't take a lightly and actually domestic violence month so i appreciate the opportunity.
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why i'll hear. i too want to shine the light on domestic violence this evening i want to shine the light on men and women who deal are controlling partners for financial and physical abuse of everyday. love is patient and kind it does not envy it does not dishonor other it is not easily acreage. it doesn't delight in evil it also protects and trusts and also hope and perverse that's try love. i want to shine the light for
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children in the home and witness domestic violence firsthand they have no way to understand. also for our sons who are notaries as likely to abuse of their own partners. it's not okay to put our hands on a mann or women. i want to shine the light on men and women who have stepped out of those toxic relationships pr you don't have to stay there and do this alone. navigated i beg you today to get out today because tomorrow maybe too late it never came for my mom. i want to shine the light on men and women who have long been
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tale from our families of someone who has been bad enough by the family. empty spaces there have long been promotes and personal shauchltd u achievement and long for our mother to celebrate with us. but through it all we're still standing that. i'm here to shine a light and do personally to bring about awareness to domestic violence and meet right or whatever. while the city of san francisco has so much to celebrate we can't forget of the nameless faces because we have so far to go in our domestic violence
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awareness. i want to shine the light for my mom who was loyal. my friend and encourageer and number one extraordinarily. the last homicide victim in san francisco. here life is more than a statistic emphasizing overview she was a daughter and grandmother and friend. this is what the world lost on may 18, 2010. and i want to shine a light on my mother this journey has taught me so much about the try meaning of love and administrations. i choose to love others and forgiveness is not on option it's mooned for my healing. i recognize that love that won't inheriting hurt >> darkness can't


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